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Youth baseball

  • Tryouts will be soon for the 11-and-under Clean Up Crew baseball team from Limestone County.

    For more information, contact James Stanford at 777-3932 or 771-0562.


  • Ronnie Long aced the 11th hole at Quail Creek Golf Course in Hartselle on Aug. 7. Stuart Dowdy witnessed the 145-yard hole-in-one.

  • Willie Sanders used a 9-iron to sink a hole-in-one on Point Mallard’s No. 8 hole on Aug. 18. Bill Young, Garland Davis and W.L. Smith witnessed the 120-yard shot.

  • Vic Brown sank a hole-in-one on Cedar Ridge Golf Course’s fourth hole on Aug. 21. Brown used a 7-iron.

  • Walter Walker of Athens made a hole-in-one on hole No. 12 at Indian Hills Golf Course. Witnessing the 110-yard ace were Jack Anderson, Charlie Jones, Bucky Pitts and Bob Sittason.


  • The Red Bay Founders Fest 5-kilometer and 1-mile run and walk is set for Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee begins at $10. The top three finishers in each division will receive an award. All runners will receive a T-shirt and refreshments.

    For more information, contact Chris Austin at 356-1162 or send along an e-mail to


  • The Worth Club K softball training facility will be offering lessons in pitching, hitting, slapping, catching, defense and team play starting Aug. 27.

    For more information, call (615) 641-5898 or visit

  • The Worth Club K softball will begin fastpitch pitching lessons in Huntsville in September. For more information, call (615) 641-5898.

  • Registration is available for Decatur girls softball fall fast-pitch season for girls ages 4-15.

    Public registration will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at “Play It Again Sports.” Visit the Web site for more information or to register by mail.

    For additional questions, contact the league president, Brandon Harwell, at 318-2158. There will also be an open parent meeting Aug. 26 at the Decatur Utilities Community room at 2 p.m.

    The league objective for fall is fundamentals and fun. Teams will play a 10-game season Sept. 18 through Oct. 25.


  • The River City Raptors girls soccer club of Decatur is looking for under-10 and under-12 players to fill out their fall rosters.

    If interested, please view the Web site at and contact club president Greg Zellner at 350-1516 or director of coaching Tommy Dailey at 654-4533.

    Table tennis

  • Arjun Shankaren of Louisville, Ky., defeated Slawomir Waclawik of Nashville 4-3 to win the 16th annual Decatur Open tournament at the Aquadome on Aug. 18.

    Shankaren, who had a top-eight finish in the college nationals two years ago, went undefeated on the day. He won $300, an acrylic trophy and a gold tie tack.

    Waclawik, a former member of the Polish national cadet team, took home $150. Semifinalists were Jason Denton of Ardmore and Liedy Handoko of Cordova, Tenn.

    They each pocketed $80 in prize money.

    Quarterfinalists were Chance Friend of Plano, Texas; Warren McNeil of Dothan; Peng Liang of Brentwood, Tenn.; and Ujwal Shrestha of Birmingham, a student at UAB. Each received $50

    Capturing Class AA was Vijay Deshmukh of Lakeland, Tenn.

    Michael Harris of Anniston defeated Danny Crowson of Delta in the Class A finals.

    T.J. Nguyen of Hoover won $80, an acyrlic trophy and a silver tie tack for going undefeated to take the Class BBB crown. He defeated Paul Holliger of Louisville, Ky., in the finals. Holliger earned $50.

    Alex Lehocky of Smyrna, Tenn., won Class BB. Cheryl Friend of Plano, Texas, was the Class B winner.

    For more results, visit

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